Quite often, guests choose to take a trip to Jamaica just for the incredible beaches that the region is so well known for. If you or your group are big beach fans, Riu Ocho Rios is the right spot for you. This property is situated right along the water and sand, so vacationers can spend all of their time soaking up the sun if that will make them happy.
Of course, since Riu Ocho Rios was built directly on Steer Town Beach, sun bathing is popular with guests staying at this property. This beach has soft white sand with a few patches of famous Caribbean pink sand. Trees line the back side of the beach, but nothing sits on the sand or shore itself. For guests who want some variety, there are some additional beaches worth investigating. Clicking on each link below allows you to read our detailed article:
|St. Ann's Bay||1.6||WNW||1.0 mi. East-Northeast of St. Ann's Bay|
|Dunn's River Beach||2.0||ESE||3.7 mi. West of Ocho Rios|
|4.0||ESE||Downtown Ocho Rios|
|Grande Beach||4.2||E||Ocho Rios|
|Turtle Beach||4.2||ESE||Downtown Ocho Rios|
|Mallards Beach||4.7||E||Ocho Rios|
The most obvious one to visit is St. Ann's Bay. The best feature about this beach is that its on a small cove and the cape here spouts beautiful splashing waves. Close to amenities but not dominated by urban sprawl, the proximity to the town makes this beach feel like a special escape.
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Visiting the town or local neighborhood nearest to your resort can act as a nice day trip, no matter if it's for a quick family outing, or learning more about the area's art and history. Riu Ocho Rios is located close to Ocho Rios; it's two and a half miles (three and a half kilometers) to the east of St. Ann's Bay.
The following table contains a listing of areas near Riu Ocho Rios:
|St. Ann's Bay||2.3||W|
|downtown Ocho Rios||4.3||ESE|
|Saint Ann Parish||6.9||SW|
This location is sure to provide plenty of active pursuits for everyone, from the most laid back to the most active visitor. Though there are not many attractions located near the resort, you will be pretty close to Bob Marley's Mausoleum, which is one of the closest ones.
More details about nearby attractions are in the following table:
|Bob Marley's Mausoleum||Historical Site||11.8||SW||10.8 mi. South-Southwest of St. Ann's Bay|
|Annandale Great House||Historical Site||--||--||Epworth|
|Cranbrook Flower Forest and River Head Adventure Trail||Botanical Garden||6.1||W||3.8 mi. West of St. Ann's Bay|
|Mahoe Falls||Waterfall||4.6||SE||2.1 mi. South West of Ocho Rios|
|Coyaba River Garden and Museum||Museum||4.6||SE||2.1 mi. South West of Ocho Rios|
|Zip Line Site||6.8||W||4.4 mi. West of St. Ann's Bay|
|Turtle River Falls and Gardens||Botanical Garden||4.3||SE||1.9 mi. West-Southwest of Ocho Rios|
|Shaw Park Botanical Gardens & Water Falls||Botanical Garden||4.1||SE||2.0 mi. West-Southwest of Ocho Rios|
|Dunn's River Falls||Waterfall||2.4||ESE||3.3 mi. West of Ocho Rios|
|Dunn's River Park||Park||2.4||ESE||3.3 mi. West of Ocho Rios|
|Shaw Park Garden Falls||Waterfall||4.2||ESE||Ocho Rios|
|Milford Falls||Waterfall||--||--||Ocho Rios|
|Movie Theater||4.1||ESE||Downtown Ocho Rios|
|Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios||Zoo||2.6||ESE||3.1 mi. West of Ocho Rios|
|Seven Oaks Sanctuary For Wildlife||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||11.4||W||Runaway Bay|
|Green Grotto Caves||Cave||13.8||W||2.5 mi. West of Runaway Bay|
If you're searching for somewhere a little different to visit, Bob Marley's Mausoleum might be what the doctor ordered. The Bob Marley Mausoleum is located on the same property as the house where Jamaican icon Bob Marley grew up. He is laid to rest within the mausoleum, where guests are welcome to walk through and feel the presence of a man so loved for his unique style and influence on the music scene.
Learning about nearby accommodations is often an excellent way to get a better feel for the area. Readers can find plenty of other destinations to think about before making a decision, as this portion of Jamaica has an exceptional range of resorts and hotels to choose from. The table that follows contains all of the hotel booking possibilities located in the area.
|Jewel Dunn's River Beach Resort & Spa||0.2||SE||2.5 mi. East of St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica|
|Ocean Front Resort||0.5||NNW||2.1 mi. East of St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica|
|Tranquility Cove||--||--||2.8 mi. West of Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
|Seacrest Beach Hotel||4.0||W||Priory, Jamaica|
|Columbus Inn||4.0||WNW||Priory, Jamaica|
|Fisherman's Point||4.1||ESE||Downtown Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
|SandCastles Resort||4.2||ESE||Downtown Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
|Rooms On The Beach||4.3||ESE||Downtown Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
|Moon Palace Jamaica Grande||4.3||ESE||Downtown Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
|Crane Ridge Suites||4.3||ESE||Downtown Ocho Rios, Jamaica|
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